The Bible is Your Friend–Part 1-b

The Real Three Persons of the Bible

The Bible opens with the introduction of three persons, YaHavah, whose truth and presence created the universe we know and everything beyond, humans who were created by YaHavah and given the ability of choice, and Satan, the very evil fallen angel whose choice and agenda is always to pervert YaHavah’s truth for his own self-seeking reasons.

The interaction of these three, YaHavah, Satan, and humans, is demonstrated throughout the Bible starting with Genesis, and especially in the Book of Job.
There is nothing so important in studying the Bible as to watch for the love of YaHavah for his creation, their love for YaHavah, and their seeking of YaHavah’s counsel; all of which is the reason for the first and second coming of the son of YaHavah, Jesus Christ.

It is essential to read the whole Bible to draw from it the essentials of living and surviving in this world of turmoil. The Bible is a living book and must be digested for the Spirit of YaHavah to reveal his wisdom and love fully. True believers (reborn in the Spirit) live in the world but are not of the world.

As simplistic and mythical as it may sound, the central issue of the Bible is the war between YaHavah’s truth and Satan’s lies. It is the war between good and evil.
The bottom line of the contract of human existence is that every human has the freedom to choose whom he or she will believe. Adam demonstrated a fatal choice affecting the lives of all; while Jesus’ life and words demonstrate the living choice for those who believe YaHavah and Jesus and obey. Contrary to what some say, we are not preprogrammed or predestined. Biblical predestination simply means YaHavah preordained the solution to the angel Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven and corruption of humans. YaHavah gave us the option to choose his solution of righteousness. . . Or not.

Evil began in YaHavah’s heavenly realm when the brilliantly beautiful archangel, described in Hebrew as hêylêl, aspired to have YaHavah’s throne. (Isaiah 14:12) He is known by many names such as Lucifer, Serpent, Devil, and Satan. In Genesis 3:1, 14 he is called a serpent, but the better translation is a wily enchanter whispering twisted truth. The Hebrew word nâchâsh (Strong’s reference H5172/H5175) generally translated to serpent also means whisperer of magic spells or enchanter. Strong’s Bible Dictionary (ref. H5172) states, “A primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; . . .” The one who spoke to Eve in the Garden of YaHavah was the evil angel Lucifer who was and is a fallen angel who is an enchanter, not a slithering snake.

Lucifer, aka, Satan deceived one-third of the angels of heaven to rebel against YaHavah, and there was war causing the renegade angels to be cast out of heaven forever. (Isaiah 14:10-15; Ezekiel 28:12-17; Revelation 12:7-12) In a manner of speaking, the angels were sifted and separated by the loyalty they held. Likewise, for humanity.

The tug-of-war between good and evil

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Satan is the master enchanter and counterfeiter; he is the epitome of unrighteousness. Everything Satan does is a counterfeit of what he aspires to win, but will ultimately lose. Because of Adam’s original sin, Satan has the right to tempt every human being to turn against YaHavah and Jesus in whatever way he chooses. From the creation of humans to the White Throne Judgment, humans have been, are, and will be sifted, and separated by their choices between good and evil. It is imperative that humanity understands the reality and danger of this entity and the choices he presents as temptations.

YaHavah and his son, Jesus, are good (righteous), while Satan is evil (unrighteous), and humans are as grain being tossed about in the sifting process of their choices. YaHavah’s Law gave the tribes of Israel and any who would choose YaHavah with them, power over being tempted and oppressed by Satan. After the Law, Grace stepped in with Jesus giving his follower’s even greater power over temptation and oppression with favor from YaHavah and his presence in their born again lives. What the Law couldn’t do, grace can do. Even so, grace is based on the Ten Commandments of YaHavah and to be obeyed.

1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
3. You shall not take the name of YHVH* your Elohim* in vain: for YHVH will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as YHVH your Elohim has commanded you.
5. Honor your father and your mother, as YHVH your Elohim has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which YHVH your Elohim gives you.
6. You shall not kill.
7. Neither shall you commit adultery.
8. Neither shall you steal.
9. Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

When asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus expressed the first four of the Ten Commandments as You shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37; Exodus 20:1-17) Jesus then expressed the last six in this command as; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39) These commandments are the basis of salvation. (Luke 10:25-28)

To be continued in Part 1-c
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About Mary Lewis *

Retired senior citizen and Christian writer. My ministry in writing is to encourage all people to learn how to test the spirit of what they see, hear, and think to see if it is from YaHavah, our creator, before they act on it. There is always something to learn about YaHavah and Jesus and never risk becoming a know-it-all.
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